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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/23/2018
On Friday, March 2, from 3 to 4 p.m., the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is participating in Read Across America Day, a national literacy event started by the National Education Association (NEA). The event celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) and the joys of reading, and it is expected that more than 45 million readers, both young and old, will pick up a book and read together.

The Foundations Academy afterschool program is available at four of PRCA's centers: Albert "Ray" Massey Recreation Center, Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, Eastside Community Center and Porters Community Center. Each center's staff have been preparing for weeks with the children, who are in first to eighth grade. The children have been learning about Dr. Seuss and his works, and they have been busy creating coloring projects that will decorate the centers and will be writing a summary about what they have learned to share with the group. On March 2, the staff and children will come together to read some of the favorite works of Dr. Seuss, as well as to participate in other activities.

Events such as Read Across America Day complement the Character Counts curriculum of the Six Pillars of Character. This learning program has been adopted by the Foundations Academy to teach the virtues of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

If you would like to learn more about the afterschool program, please contact Mary Harker, program coordinator, at 352-393-8438 or harkermm@cityofgainesville.org.

For more information NEA's Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross and www.readacrossamerica.org to learn about other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/21/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to offer a free basketball clinic with the coaching staff from the Eastside High School Basketball team at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose (MLK) Center. The clinics are open to everyone, and are a great opportunity for those wishing to participate in PRCA’s Youth Coed Basketball league and hone their skills.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the June lineup of Events on the Promenade at Depot Park, which is located at 200 SE Depot Ave., in Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/1/2017

Score more fun and fitness with Pop Warner Football or Cheerleading! The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department provides a great opportunity to be active and learn with Pop Warner sports.  We teach our youth that character counts through fairness, caring, citizenship, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness, with a focus on academic achievement.

With the summer heating up, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) has cool, free teen programs to keep the fun going all season long. Summer Heatwave is back with Coed Basketball, a Teen Lounge and Pool Parties!

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

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